Having all but acquired their centre-forward in Dario Benedetto, Marseille can now focus on other areas of the pitch they need to address, like left-back.

They currently only have Jordan Amavi, the former Aston Villa player, with top league experience in the role, which needs to be addressed.

According to La Provence, a number of players are being looked at, with the most ambitious of those being Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

Attracting a huge amount of interest in the Championship in the Craven Cottage club’s promotion campaign, the youngster struggled a bit more in the Premier League, and was unable to replicate his scintillating form as the club returned to England’s second-tier.

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La Provence state the player wants to leave the club if he can, preferring not to spend another year away from the elite, with Tottenham still circling.

While described as ‘prioritising’ a stay in England, Sessegnon firmly remains on Andoni Zubizarreta’s list, who is ‘convinced of the player’s potential’.

However, finances could be a problem, as Fulham are said to hope for at least €20m for their starlet, while Marseille are only able to offer around €15m.

Tottenham could still pounce in the next few days, but if they don’t, then the Ligue 1 club will have a freer run at Sessegnon once the transfer window closes for both the Premier League and the Championship.

That might allow for more leeway in negotiations.